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Old 06-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #131
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It wouldn't provide enough light, you have to look at how large of a system I am trying to light. I am trying to get sufficient light in a deep tank that is also two feet wide to keep clams at the bottom. I just don't think four bulbs would cut it, a 12 bulb current fixture would probably work, but for a little more money I could add nearly 160 watts to my tank. Besides, the low running costs and bulb life more than warrant the 16 bulbs. I could make some awesome color combinations as well.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:00 PM   #132
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So I take it you second the idea to use the two 8 bulb fixtures from aquamedic Carey? Lol
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nice so they have your system in thats good my systems on hold til next month til the beginning of july til i get the rest of my LR i have everything else in the garage
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:24 PM   #134
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So I take it you second the idea to use the two 8 bulb fixtures from aquamedic Carey? Lol

If i could have done it I would have. The one Ihave I got real cheap so I had to jump on it. Plus I have a triple section tank, the two 36"s wouldn't have mounted right for my tastes. lol

If you can afford it i say go for it. You won't have any limits on what you could keep.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:11 PM   #135
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Have fun replacing SIXTEEN bulbs at once. I honestly think that's a bad idea, you'll be spending ~15 dollars per bulb come replacement time, so I think it would be better to find either a single fixture or 2 4 bulb fixtures.

Unless they all died at once he would never have to do that. Once it gets around the time for bulb replacement he should be replacing them maybe 2-3 at a time, so his fish/corals (mostly corals) won't get shocked by the intesified lighting (not only from a newer bulb, but one that puts out more PAR at that).

I saw use the stock bulbs (assuming it comes with some) until around the time for replacement, and start replacing every 2 every week, that way you can also stagger the replacement times when you have to do that again
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